Empowering Women for a Better Future
Our annual Mother’s Day celebration is dedicated to honoring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence mothers have in society by raising and educating their children. When mothers are empowered, profound change happens in society and a better future is created. Children grow up to be physically, mentally, and emotionally strong. They also dare to dream and aim big with a bright hope for the future.
Mothers play an essential role in educating their children from their childhood to their growing up years by caring for them, loving them, and teaching them. As a result, mothers instill social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills in their children, making society a better place to live.
To dive into this deeper, empowering all women creates a powerful multiplier effect on the well-being of families and society. The more a woman is educated, fertility rates fall, her children’s health improves, children’s educational level increases and household nutritional and sanitary conditions improve, impacting the country’s economic growth.
This multiplier effect can be seen in Jane’s story, where despite facing financial constraints and dealing with a disability, she remained dedicated to providing her children with an education.
During a recent field visit in Kenya, our team had the pleasure of meeting Jane, a mother who works tirelessly to support her children’s education despite facing financial constraints and dealing with a disability. Despite these challenges, Jane’s dedication to her children’s education never wavered.
When the team visited Jonathan’s house, they were moved by Jane’s inspiring story of resilience. Despite her obstacles, Jane remained determined to provide for her children’s education. This dedication and strength impressed the team, and they were thrilled when a guest accompanying our team offered to support Jane.
The generous guest provided a better bed and mattress for Jane to ensure she could rest well and paid for their entire year’s rent, alleviating Jane’s financial stress. With this burden lifted, Jonathan can pursue his studies without worrying about how to pay for them. Jane’s unwavering support is empowering Jonathan to achieve his full potential, and her story is a testament to the power of an empowered mother’s dedication to education.
Empowerment lifts communities and changes live for future generations to come. At Asante Africa Foundation, we want to see more of this. That is why we commit to providing strong and hardworking females with the resources and skills that they need to change the lives of their children and future generations to come.
Ensuring that all girls and young women receive a quality education is their human right and a global development priority. Both individuals and countries benefit from girls’ education and women’s empowerment. Such strong women tend to be more informed about nutrition and healthcare, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and their children are usually healthier and have a better future with more opportunities. All these important key factors, when combined, can help lift households, societies, communities, and countries out of poverty by contributing to the country’s economy.
Girls Education is Key to Creating Change and Progress in Rural Communities. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT, JOIN US.
Written by: Ayesha Hameed Khattak